SEATTLE - Longtime Seattle Mariners ace Félix Hernández has reached a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves that includes an invite to big league spring training.
The right-hander would get a $1 million, one-year contract if added to Atlanta's 40-man roster. Hernández turns 34 in April and is coming off his worst season in the majors.
King Felix went 1-8 with a 6.40 ERA in 15 starts for the Mariners and lost his place in the rotation. Hernández was among the best pitchers in the majors for more than a decade, earning six All-Star selections and the 2010 AL Cy Young Award.